Paul Scholes’ response when asked if Man United can complete treble
The Manchester United legend isn't ruling out a treble triumph in Jose Mourinho's first season at Old Trafford
Paul Scholes is refusing to rule out the possibility of Manchester United winning the treble in Jose Mourinho’s first season at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday evening thanks to a 2-1 victory over Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round at Ewood Park.
Manchester United were rewarded for their comeback win against the 1995 Premier League champions with a trip to current leaders Chelsea in the last eight of the cup competition.
The 20-time English champions can win their first piece of silverware next weekend when Manchester United take on Southampton at Wembley in the League Cup final.
Mourinho’s side are also in a commanding position in their Europa League last-32 clash after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick in a 3-0 first-leg win against Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford mid-week.
Asked whether Manchester United could win a treble of cup competitions this season ahead of the quarter-final draw, ex-midfielder Scholes replied:
“They could. Let’s hope they do. They’re teetering on it. They’ve got a big game next week in the final. You’d have to fancy them to win that. Southampton are a decent team. Europa League is another eight games to get the final. The FA Cup still has some big teams,” Scholes said.
“They’re on the verge of a big season but it could go one way or another.”
Manchester United are in sixth place in the Premier League table.